Dr Tim Minshall has been appointed as the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a new post that will build on the University’s strengths in science, engineering and entrepreneurship. Dr Minshall, who is currently Head of CTM. Reader in Technology & Innovation Management in the Department of Engineering and Fellow of Churchill College, will take up his new post on 1 October.
Glad to see our paper published in IJPE on „Service transitions of product-centric firms: An explorative study of service transition stages and barriers in Germany’s energy market“ with Heiner Lütjen und Carsten Schultz.
Possibly a good teaching resource for school children to understand the basics of IP: www.abc-of-ip.com
In „The Last Days of Night“ Graham Moore unpacks the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse about IP ownership for introducing electricity across the US with Paul Cravath, a just graduated patent lawyer as the protagonist, also featuring Nicola Tesla (inventor of AC current) and J.P. Morgan. Worth reading!
Read here the Washington Post book review.
Some preliminary information is already online here. The group will kick-off with a first seminar on 18 October from 12:00-14:00 on „How open is open IP?“.
A current, in press RP paper is titled “To own, or not to own? A multilevel analysis of intellectual property right policies‘ on academic entrepreneurship„. Sounds to me quite similar to our 2015 Technovation paper with the title „To own or not to own: How ownership impacts user innovation–An empirical study„. Maybe our choice for the title was not too bad then.
World Patent Information just published our paper about best-pratices of IP management teaching based on a workshop we ran in Cambridge in September 2016. Download the full paper here.
Glad to announce another CTM working paper just published on „Ecosystem Strategy in Technology Licensing“ by Mingjin Guo, Xianwei Shi and Frank Tietze.
Today, Heiner Lütjen from Kiel University, Chair of Technology Management and currently CTM visitor gave a talk on „How energy utilities harness their ecosystem for servitization„. The project builds on our recently published paper on service transitions of German energy utilities.